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Lung cancer: major influence of the pulmonary microbiota

According to an American team, the progression of tumor cells in pulmonary adenocarcinoma is likely to be fueled by dysbiosis of the pulmonary microbiota via an impairment of the local immune response. New anti-cancer treatments could be directly inspired by these results.   Lung cancer i...
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Childhood immune system: the benefits of vaginal delivery

Vaginal delivery promotes the transmission of maternal microbiota, whose composition is involved in the development of newborns’ immune system, especially through the lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis pathway.   19.1% of deliveries worldwide are performed by C-section. This number rises to ...
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The intestinal microbiota could increase rotavirus vaccine effectiveness

Preliminary results suggest that targeted changes in the intestinal microbiota could improve rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity, which is decreasing in developing countries where prevalence of this disease is highest.   Rotavirus vaccination, although effective in Western countries, is much...
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